Gloria Dinerman

Like others who have expressed their condolances, I felt both saddness and a sense of loss upon hearing that Gloria Dinerman, a prominent Information Sepecialist and business person, had passed away in New Providence, NJ on Sunday July 17, 2010. As mentioned in the obituary below, Gloria will be remembered by all of us for her “….unique style, sharp wit, and cultural savvy”. I also remember her as a person of humanity and caring who was always ready to lend assistance when needed.

David Badertscher

Below is an obituary from the Home News Tribune July 21, 2010. followed by links to two articles by Gloria.:


GLORIA COHAN DINERMAN AGE: 82 COLONIA Gloria Cohan Dinerman passed away in New Providence , NJ on Sunday July 17, 2010, after a long battle with pulmonary hypertension. Gloria was born in Brooklyn , NY and raised in Mt. Vernon , NY by her beloved mother Betty Weinberg Green. Determined and active in sports and the arts, she graduated Davis High School and attended Pembroke at Brown University , majoring in English. She met her husband Max there and they married in 1948. Before the marriage ended they had three sons, Douglas, Peter and Robert. Gloria pursued several careers while raising three small children by herself including administrative work at First National Bank, managing an urban renewal project, managing stock broker training for LF Rothschild’s, and providing financial advice to municipalities for the State of NJ . She was a resident of Colonia , NJ until a few months ago. She always valued books and libraries. As a young mother Gloria became active in the Woodbridge library system. She earned a Masters in Library Science and started her own library services company, The Library Co-op, which she owned until 2008. She became active in several library related organizations including the Special Library Association from which she received a special Lifetime Achievement Award in 2009. Gloria got the most out of life and used her abundant energy for playing tennis, traveling and supporting those things she loved; her family and friends, children, dogs, the Yankees, and the NY Giants. Family and friends will remember her unique style, sharp wit, and cultural savvy.
She is predeceased by her eldest son, Douglas, and is survived by her son, Robert, daughter-in-law Linda and their three children Kathryn, Gregory, and David of New Providence, NJ; her son Peter, daughter-in-law, Mary and their son Bryan of Lafayette, CA.

Gloria, always a forward-thinking woman, donated her body to the Robert Wood Johnson Medical School . Donations in her name may be sent on-line or by mail to St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital 501 St. Jude Place Memphis, TN 38105. There will be a celebration of her life on Saturday July 24th 11:00am at The New Providence Presbyterian Church 1307 Springfield Avenue, New Providence, NJ 07974 (908) 665-0050. Reception to follow.

Published in Home News Tribune on July 21, 2010


Dinerman, Gloria. “If you Don’t Know, Ask:The Art and Craft of Survey Development and Analysis”, in Information Outlook, Volume 6. No. 7. July 2002.

Dinerman, Gloria. “Managing an Information Business”, in Encyclopedia of Library and Information Science LIb-Pub, 2d Edition, Miriam A. Drake, ed., CRC Press, 2003,

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